London: German Formula One star Michael Schumacher is determined to put his F1 race woes behind him, ahead of the next weekend`s European Grand Prix in Valencia.
The seven-time world champion has been plagued with issues and retirements that have resulted in just two points from the opening seven races.
“Our motto in the last few days has been to roll our sleeves up and focus on the job in hand. Everybody in the team has taken that approach to heart, so we can travel to Valencia in an optimistic mood,” Schumacher was quoted as saying.
In the Canadian Grand Prix five days ago, the 43-year-old was forced to retire again with an unusual problem in the DRS wing on his Mercedes, which was stuck in the open position due to a hydraulics fault.
However, the ace Formula 1 driver remains undeterred over the past glitches and is optimistic of reversing his troubles.
“Montreal is forgotten and our entire focus is now on the race in Valencia. I am sure that everybody`s motivation is even stronger because the weekend in Canada didn`t go as well as we had hoped,” Schumacher said.